Downsizing and cutbacks-here we come--While families have to suck up reduced pay for work and no work in the private sector as our fate, the public sector is insulated from economic downturns by government protecting its own luxury packages.
Well I am here to tell government we're going to do the downsizing and cutbacks soon enough.
We're not rich.
Yet we have to pay for taxes so the elite and entitled in government and other public bodies like AHS, Covenant Health and universities get the major luxuries of the elite and entitled.
We're tired of it.
We want fairness.
Downsize the entire salary pool.
Cut back positions.
Get rid of the excesses of the executive staff and the MLAs. Why the heck are we paying major bucks for MLAs and Ministers who do not represent us or serve us?
It's a farce.
And this farce will end in the next election because we are tired of the set up of government that serves only the elite (themselves).
Jason Kenney has the right idea. Cuts are needed. And layoffs.
I'd suggest he begin with MLA compensation.
We're not getting value from our representatives and the pay cut should begin there.
Why the heck do we pay so much for the bloat in government? Just look at the number of staff for example at Alberta Health. These folks are sucking us dry.
Office of the Minister
|Hoffman, Sarah, Honourable||780 427-3665||Minister of Health|
|Brandt, Alissa||780 427-3665||Chief of Staff|
|Ehrkamp, Laura||780 427-3665||Press Secretary|
|Pettifor, Caitlin||780 427-3665||Ministerial Assistant|
|Waldron, Dillon||780 427-3665||Ministerial Assistant|
|Fernhout, Heather||780 427-3665||Administrative Assistant|
|Hofmann, Eileen||780 427-3665||Administrative Assistant|
|Kully, Tracy||780 427-3665||Administrative Assistant|
Office of the Associate Minister of Health
|Payne, Brandy, Honourable||780 427-3665||Associate Minister of Health|
|Dunphy, Cindy||780 427-3665||Scheduling Assistant|
Office of the Alberta Health Advocates
|Prowse, Deborah||780 422-1812||Health Advocate|
|Blenkin-Church, Kelly||780 422-1817||Executive Assistant|
|DSylva, Lorraine||780 422-1817||Office Administrator|
|Farrah, Jody-Lee||780 422-1812||Director, Office of the Alberta Health Advocates|
|Armstrong, Wendy||780 641-9671||Health Advocate Representative, Edmonton|
|Cormack, Ashley||780 941-9675||Health Advocate Representative, Edmonton|
|Gunabalasingam, Than||780 641-9672||Health Advocate Representative, Edmonton|
|Opoku Yeboah, Brightina||780 641-9673||Health Advocate Representative|
|Robertson Baker, Carol||780 422-1812||Mental Health Patient Advocate|
|Bielby, Ryan||780 422-1812||Patient Rights Advocate|
|Slusarchuk, Beverly||780 422-1812||Patient Rights Advocate|
Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
|Main Number||780 427-5263|
|Grimsrud, Karen, Dr.||780 415-2809||Chief Medical Officer of Health|
|Lavoie, Martin, Dr.||780 644-7557||Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health|
|Klein, Kristin, Dr.||780 641-8638||Deputy Medical Officer of Health|
|Blyan, Vanessa||780 644-7107||Executive Assistant|
|Blue, Dean||780 415-2816||Senior Public Health Advisor|
|Larsen, Kimberley||780 422-4593||Issues Manager|
|Elliott, Jon||780 638-4119||Project Manager|
|Flaherty, Annette||780 644-7659||Project Manager|
|McBride, Keely||780 415-2778||Project Manager|
|Morris, Tricia||780 422-1828||Project Manager|
|Pillai, Bindu||780 427-5208||Policy Analyst|
|Plitt, Sabrina||780 644-7658||FPT Epidemiologist|
|Ebillah, Adanna||780 415-1400||Administrative Assistant|
|Craplewe, Michelle||780 415-1400||Administrative Assistant|
|Mack, Charlene||780 415-2799||Administrative Assistant|
Office of the Deputy Minister
|Amrhein, Carl||780 422-0747||Deputy Minister|
|Hebert, Matthew||780 644-7780||Chief of Staff|
|Winn, Caroline||780 422-1093||Executive Committee Coordinator, Deputy MInister Office|
|Corry, Sunea||780 422-6387||Manager, Corporate Coordination|
|Davis, Sarah||780 415-2855||Manager, Corporate Coordination|
|Hamilton, Kate||780 644-7668||Manager, Policy and Strategy|
|Callaghan, Jamie||780 644-7698||Information Coordinator|
|Kostenuk, Lynn||780 643-9176||Scheduling Assistant|
|Stewart, Karen R.||780 427-5482||Operations Manager|
|McAra, Heather||780 643-9463||Administrative Assistant|
This is just Alberta Health.
Now expand all these workers to the folks at AHS and Covenant Health.
We pay for salaries, benefits, pension plans and expenses. We get what in return?
Not only do we need wage cuts but also cuts to jobs.
We can't afford an elite in the public sector who sit around yapping about what to say to media about folks evicted from continuing care.
We're ordinary citizens.
We can't afford all this elite employee stuff.
And we don't want to afford it.
Not only does there need to be cuts to salaries and perks but these cuts need to go to all sectors such as universities where tenure needs to end. We don't need senator type arrangements in universities but contracts.
We don't need the number of universities churning out more folks for unemployment.
We need investment in places that have workers that get jobs such as NAIT and SAIT.
The rich times are over.
Folks have to produce for our public dollars.
Salaries need to downsize ASAP starting with the MLAs.
And if the NDP folks are not going to do it I guess the Conservatives will do this in the next election because citizens aren't feeling the need for so many elite expensive staff while we are going through economic troubles and job insecurity.
We're not the elite.
But we are expected to pay for the luxuries of the elite.